Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has invited previous Farc revolts as they sat down at the opening session of parliament.

He said he was upbeat to see ex-rebels who battled the state for more than five decades currently regarding the constitution.

The new individuals from congress took up their seats on Friday as a major aspect of the peace bargain came to in 2016.

The president asked his successor, Ivan Duque, to protect peace in Colombia.

“Today we are seeing a genuine breakthrough in our history,” said Mr Santos, who closes his term in office one month from now.

The Farc, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, is presently a political gathering known as the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force.

It has five seats in the Senate and five in the House of Representatives.

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